Peter Gaffey, Chair EHAI
Since graduating from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2001 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Environmental Health Peter Gaffey has worked as an Environmental Health Officer in Sligo and subsequently in Galway where he is currently based. In 2005 he completed a diploma in People Management with the National College of Ireland. Peter has been a member of the EHAI Pest Control Advisory Committee and currently chairs the EHAI working group on Open Farms. Peter held the position of Deputy Chairman from 2012 to 2014 before stepping up to the position of Chairman in October 2014.
Adrian O’Sullivan, Deputy Chair, EHAI
Adrian graduated with a BSc in Envrionmental Health from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) in 1997 before taking up employment in Tendring District Council in North East Essex in England. In this council he worked in the Health and Safety and Housing departments and became a member of the CIEH. Adrian returned to his native county of Kerry in 2000 to take up the role of Environmental Health Officer. In 2010 he graduated with an MA, again from the University of Dublin. He has a keen interest in world travel, current affairs, history and sport and is involved in training of underage teams at the Nature Spa GAA Club in Killarney.
Martin Fitzpatrick, Honorary Secretary EHAI
Martin Fitzpatrick qualified in 1984. After some years working in Ireland and obtaining an MSc. in Environmental Science from TCD, he worked as Senior Programme Manager for Child Survival in Indonesia. After a brief spell back home he was seconded to the World Health Organisation for two years. He was appointed Principal EHO in 1997. In 2000 he was seconded for two years to the Department of Health and Children as Environmental Health Advisor. He has worked as advisor, consultant and author to the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Development Programme on environmental health projects in Europe, Indonesia, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Thailand. Following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 he worked as environmental health advisor to Concern International in Banda Aceh. Since 2001 he has been Principal Environmental Health Officer with the Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control Unit of Dublin City Council. This is his third term as Honorary Secretary of the EHAI.
Stephen Ryan, Honorary Treasurer EHAI
Stephen Ryan is an Acting Principal Environmental Health Officer with the Health Service Executive (HSE), and graduated in 1996 with a B.Sc (Hon’s) and Higher Diploma in Environmental Health. Postgraduate qualifications include M.Sc (Agricultural) Engineering Technology, BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Addiction Studies, and currently undertaking studies in Negotiation.
Stephen is responsible for managing the Dublin South City Centre office dealing with food safety, tobacco enforcement, allied Environmental Health issues and working on a number of projects.
Formally Stephen was the Editor of Associations yearbook for a number of years, and has also contributed to the Associations food hygiene training projects.
Marie Ryan, Public Relations Officer, EHAI
Marie Ryan qualified with a BSc in Environmental Health from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) in 1999. Since this time she has worked as an Environmental Health officer in North and South County Dublin and is currently a Senior Environmental Health Officer in Dun Laoghaire. In 2005 she completed a MSc (Food Science) with University College Dublin. For three years (from 2007 to 2010) she was editor of the EHAI yearbook. This is her second term as Public Relations Officer for the EHAI.